The role of government in e-business adoption

Roberts, Barbara and Toleman, Mark (2008) The role of government in e-business adoption. In: Electronic government: concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications. Information Science Reference (IGI Global), Hershey, PA, USA. ISBN 978-1-59904-948-9


An analysis of the role of government in e-business adoption is provided in this chapter, with empirical evidence from Australia included. It is shown that government influence is multifaceted.
Governments champion e-business adoption for national economic gain; they provide the physical network on which much of e-business depends and increasingly provide e-government services to improve regulation and compliance effectiveness. E-government in particular can act as a strong driver of organisational adoption for some types of e-business processes. Implications for theory from a DOI perspective are included. The authors hope that further research by IS professionals will guide future e-business project directions by improving the understanding of government’s role in e-business adoption in practice, which in turn will improve theoretical understanding of how the benefits can best be maximized.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. See the Website location above for details. Print copy not held USQ Library and too expensive to order.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2008 07:21
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-business;e-government;Australia;adoption factors
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management

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